Written by Christopher C. Jones, Licensed Educational Psychologist Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:46
How do we tell the difference between a child who is simply expressing their disappointment, disagreement or displeasure and one who is being explosive? Where is the line? “Explosive” behavior is a form of maladaptive behavior that happens when the cognitive demands being placed on the person (child or adult) are greater than the person’s ability to cope with them.
Written by Bob Hernandez Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:45
The other day I had a conversation with a public school teacher who made a very interesting observation. One of her students had a self-realization and a light bulb went on for her. Her student made a sudden, conscious decision to try, to care, and to set goals for herself. The teacher called it “flipping the switch,” and said, “I hope I can motivate my students enough so they will all flip the switch.” This experienced, caring teacher wants all of her students to succeed in the classroom and as well as in life.